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Your mouth has many different components. Preserving the health of each one plays an important role in your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association offers a series of recommendations, guidelines, and informational tools.

Your daily oral hygiene routine is essential for preventing cavities and periodontal disease. Brushing your teeth twice each day, and flossing at least once helps to removing plaque and residual food particles from your mouth to help preserve the health of your teeth and periodontal tissues.

The quality of your oral hygiene products is also a factor in the overall effectiveness of your daily oral hygiene routine. To ensure that you’re using only the highest quality toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, you should look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This logo on the package indicates that it has been tested and approved for safe and effective oral use.

Your biannual dental checkup with Dr. Raymond Maddoxis also very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple appointment is designed to cleanyour teeth and examine your mouth for signs of gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer. If Dr. Raymond Maddox finds a problem he will help you understand your treatment options for refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis.

If you live in the Hartford City, Indiana, area and you have oral health concerns, you should call 765-348-4111 to schedule a checkup at Maddox Family Dental Center.